Every year after Sukkos, Rabbi Yeshayahu Herzl, Rabbi of Nof HaGalil, puts away his Esrog until the next year. This year, when he opened the Esrog box, he was amazed to discover that his Esrog remained fully intact, in its original size and smell.
By Anash.org reporter
Every year after Sukkos, Rabbi Yeshayahu Herzl, Rabbi of Nof HaGalil, takes the Esrog he used over yomtov and hides it away until the next year when he replaces is with a new mehudar one.
This year, when he opened the Esrog box, he was amazed to discover that his esrog remained completely intact, in its original size and smell.
“It’s really a miracle,” Rabbi Hertz said. “It’s never happened like this that an esrog should remain in its full beauty after a year. Everyone knows that the etrog shrinks over time. This year’s etrog simply remained completely intact and I have no explanation for that.”
Rabbi Herzl consulted with a number of rabbonim who advised him to offer the etrog for public use so that others can make a blessing on the miraculous esrog.
The mayor of Nof HaGilil Ronen Plot said that the esrog that lasted a whole year against all the laws of nature brings optimism to the city for the new year which will certainly be better than the previous one.